Crusaders Sign Two Players to National Letters of Intent

Nov. 29, 2006

WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross head women's basketball coach Bill Gibbons announced that two student-athletes have signed national letters of intent to attend Holy Cross and play for the Crusaders. Whitney Fremeau (Manchester, NH) and Alyssa May (Oradell, N.J.) will join the Holy Cross program in the fall of 2007.

"We are thrilled to sign these two elite players in the early signing period," head coach Bill Gibbons said. "Both of them were heavily recruited and come from successful AAU programs."

Fremeau is a 5-foot-10 guard who plays at Manchester Central High School in Manchester, NH. Following her junior season Fremeau was selected to the First Team Class L New Hampshire All-State and the First Team Union Leader All-State. As a junior she average 17.7 points per game and is on track to break 1,000 career points. At the completion of Fremeau's sophomore year she was selected to the Second Team Class L New Hampshire All-State. She has been a starter on the varsity basketball team for four years and has also been a part of the track team for three years. In addition, Fremeau played for the New England Crusaders for four summers. In the classroom Fremeau maintains a 3.82 grade point average and is ranked 16th in a class of 513. She is also a member of the National Honor Society and World Language National Honor Society.

"Whitney is an athletic two-three player who can score in many different ways and is a terrific rebounder for her size," Gibbons said.

May is a 6-foot guard who plays at River Dell High School in Oradell, N.J. May led her team to the State Group 2 Finals and was named Most Valuable Player. She averages 20.4 points and 10 rebounds per game and finished her junior year with 1,492 career points. May was named North Jersey Player of the Year and Madison Square Garden Tri-State Player of the Week. Following her junior year May was selected to the Second Team All-State. She has been selected to the First Team All-League the past three years and to the First Team All-County the past two years. May is also a four year letter winner in volleyball and was a member of the track team her freshman and sophomore years. Academically, May is in the top five percent of her class holding a 4.0 average. She is a member of the National, Math and Spanish Honor Societies.

"Alyssa is as versatile a player as we have recruited," said Gibbons. "She can play any position from the one through the four spot and she is also a fierce defender."

"Most importantly, both these young ladies are tremendous student athletes who possess a dedicated work ethic and are excited to come to Holy Cross and help our program reach new heights!" Gibbons said.

The Crusaders, 3-4 overall, come off a long road trip to face ACC's Boston College at the Hart Center Friday night at 7:00 p.m.